Mitch Reitman has been selected as the 2019 Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA) Person of the Year. As in years past the selection is made by a committee of past winners and the TBFAA executive director.

Reitman was selected for his long-term service to TBFAA and his industry involvement with a multitude of industry associations. He will formally receive the award at the Roast & Toast Dinner as a part of the TBFAA Convention to be held in Rockwall in October.

Reitman began his involvement with TBFAA as a member in 1996. He joined the board as financial adviser in 2007. Over the years he has served on the convention and legislative committees. He has also worked with TBFAA and local associations to set up and administer a scholarship program for children of public safety officers.

For more than 20 years, Reitman has been actively involved in local, state and national security trade associations and held leadership roles on boards with ESA and AIREF. He is a frequent speaker on business and financial topics at local meetings as well as state and national conventions. 

Reitman began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Certified Public Accountants, where he was an audit manager. He has been in the security industry for 23 years and was vice president of acquisitions for Select Security, and director of acquisitions and business development for Protection One Alarm Monitoring. He is currently management principal of Reitman Consulting Group in Fort Worth.